New Blog!!

14 03 2010

The Genesis Photography Blog has moved! Follow us over to http://genesisphotographyonline.blogspot.com/ to take a peek at our new place! Also, don’t forget to bookmark or subscribe to the new address since we will no longer be posting at this address. Thanks!





We’re home!

23 02 2010

As some of you know, my husband and I were recently in Africa. In June of 2008, I was given the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia and meet and photograph the children of two Kingdom Vision International orphanages. Although my husband and I had always considered adoption as a way of  growing our family, it wasn’t until that trip that we knew for sure that we were called to adopt a child from Ethiopia.  So, after a lengthy homestudy, mountains of paperwork and lots of learning, growing, praying and waiting, on January 11th, 2010, we finally met our daughter, Sara Zubeida Schultz!

We have been home for about a month now, and although the transition to becoming a family of five has had its share of new challenges, overall it has gone beautifully.

Speaking of beautiful… here is my daughter!

Sara and her brothers:

Before I post these next photos, I just want to say that the photos below are not just images to me, they are my passion. There is nothing in my work that gives me more life than taking and editing photos like these. This is why I do what I do.

Okay, on to the photos.

Here are some of the beautiful people we encountered on our trip…

And you may remember this photo from 2008:

This is the same boy a year and a half later…





Holiday Hours

22 12 2009

Happy Holidays, everyone! I am so excited to celebrate Christmas this year! Here is my updated Holiday office schedule:

December 23rd-27th: Closed

December 28th-January 1: Open (for calls, emails and viewing sessions–no photo sessions available)

Also, a reminder that Genesis Photography will be CLOSED for the month of January. Click here for more information.

And of course, I can’t post without including some photos!

This is my last senior of the year! Despite the bright sun and the chilly temps, we managed to have a great shoot. You see, Ben is an avid hockey player, and is very familiar with the cold. And although I am sure there is a big difference between working out on a rink with hockey gear on and getting your photos taken, Ben did a great job under the frigid conditions!





Yep, I have babies on the brain.

19 12 2009

Okay, so I just HAD to share this adorable clip with you–especially in light of our adoption from Ethiopia. This already is my new favorite movie.





Crunch time

17 12 2009

Well, with the Christmas celebrations next week and our upcoming trip to Ethiopia, it has been CRAZY around here. My house is a disaster, my to-do list is a mile long, and the excitement is building! Less than three weeks until we meet our daughter!!! I promised a photo of her, so that you all could see how beautiful she is. This was taken by a friend of ours who recently visited the orphanage. Check our her one tiny little tooth!

Sara Zubeida Schultz

Pretty beautiful, huh.

Anyway, I am so behind on my blogging that I am still posting shoots that took place months ago! Sorry about that! Anyway, here are some wonderful fall photos of a wonderful family. They are expecting a new baby in January too!  So exciting!





Gilly…

11 12 2009

I had the best time on this shoot. This senior brought along her close friend along, and we laughed and laughed. Mostly about this hilarious character on SNL (below). All it took was a little “Gilly….

Here are some photos of the laughter:

And the rest of the photos!





Holidays? Already?

30 11 2009

Well, with the holidays in full swing, my blog has been a little bit neglected. I am hoping to get caught up on some posts this week.  And stay tuned for some photos of our baby girl! I will post photos soon!

I am so excited to show you these photos! This is a beautiful senior who just recently moved to Eau Claire. She was up for anything, and so we tried a few locations, and ended up in a park in front of some gorgeous cattails. It was a bit muddy under the feet, but I think the results made it worth the work! (Btw, I know I already posted this photo in my last entry, but I just really love it, so I guess you will just have to deal with it! haha!)